\ FOS-ik \, verb;
1. To search for any object by which to make gain.
2.Mining. To undermine another’s digging; search for waste gold in relinquished workings, washingplaces, etc.
3. To hunt; seek; ferret out.
“Sweet Benjamin, necessity is upon us, darling. Please suit up and fossick for the pie. Promptly.” Interestingly enough, ‘fossick’ makes me think in a British accent and imagine a lifestyle full of afternoon tea and homemade tarts.
“Lovey cakes, you do not fossick fast enough. We mustn’t keep the guests waiting. Shall I assist you in the fossicking?”
Or, I see several ragamuffin kids with holes in their jeans, searching aimlessly for a treasure map. In my head they are barefoot like Peter Pan. They have holey jeans and torn oversized t-shirts. They are as darling as darling can be. The excitedly expectant smile on their faces is contagious. They have a dream of gaining treasure. The fossicking will be part of the memorable journey.
Oh to be a British tea drinker or a barefoot treasure seeker.